I tend to set up parameters in my work where contradictory elements and applications are brought together in an attempt to “balance” the resulting visual and conceptual tensions. The process of combination, removal, replacement and reconfiguration in response to the aesthetic possibilities that emerge is, for me, where the art happens... finding the painting, a frozen moment of harmony born from conflict and contradiction. 

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I earned my BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1975, followed by an MFA from Edinboro University in 1980. Over the years, I have lived and worked and/or shown art in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Chicago and Pittsburgh. My wife and I currently live in Nashville TN.

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Exhibitions include:

Not Just Drawing: A Line With Intent, juried, ARC Gallery / Chicago

Beholder Artists, group, 111 Minna Gallery / San Francisco

New Beginnings, juried, Satsuma Gallery / Los Angeles

Paint and Content, group, Post Gallery / Kansas City

Five Abstract Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago 

Red, group, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago

Drawing, juried, Moming Dance and Art Center / Chicago

Solo show, UP Gallery, University of Pittsburg / Pittsburgh

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INQUIRIES: bobbechtol@gmail.com